The San Diego Padres made a big splash right before the MLB Trade Deadline. They are acquiring All-Star second baseman, Adam Frazier, from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates will be acquiring Tucupita Marcano, Jack Suwinski, and Michell Miliano will all be heading to Pittsburgh. Frazier, who is currently this season’s hits leader, is joining an already stacked Padres lineup. Frazier will now be in a Padres lineup that is loaded with All-Stars such as, Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, and Jake Cronenworth. With the National League West race being so tight, the Padres had to make a big move in order to compete with the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Frazier’s Numbers Thus Far
On the season, Frazier is batting with a .327 average, four home runs, 32 RBIs, and five stolen bases on the season. In addition, Frazier was also a first-time All-Star this season during his tenure in Pittsburgh. Frazier’s value is also very important on the Padres due to his ability to play a multitude of positions. He will probably be put in the outfield, considering that the infield is already loaded at every single position.
The Padres already had the offensive firepower to win almost every single game that they could, and with this move, they have nearly cemented that statement. Fraziers elite ability to put the bat on the ball and hit to all fields will be extremely viable to a team like the Padres who already have excellent hitting throughout the entirety of their lineup. The Padres faithful will hope that this is the move that will put the Friars over the stacked National League West teams, however, this move could put the Padres in the right direction to win the NL West crown.
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